Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Speaking of Book Trailers...

Consulting client Doreen Orion, author of QUEEN OF THE ROAD: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own (coming in June from Broadway Books/Random House) now has a trailer on her fantabulous web site, designed by the inventive folks at AuthorBytes.

BEAMING DOWN: Roswell, New Mexico is rated ET, for "Entirely Tasteless Mocking of Beliefs Not Our Own." And check out Doreen's podcast page, where the current offering is "How a shrink became a writer." More are coming soon; can't wait to hear "Mobile Martinis."

While I was at VaBook last week, Doreen emailed me:
Celestial Seasonings just picked QUEEN OF THE ROAD as their June book club pick. (Bet you didn't even know they had one, eh?) This came about b/c I ran out of tea in Modesto, went on their website to order, saw they had a partnership with Random House for a book club and asked the marketing person there to check it out for me.
I shared this anecdote during my "Promoting Like a Pro" panel as an example of how one has to be open to "outside the box" opportunities--and pounce on them as soon as they appear.

2 comments:

Mr. Obie Joe said...

Doreen's web site should also be noted for its excellence in programming, both in size of options, and the type of contents. There's a lot there for quiet or committed friends (a psychiatry pun, sorry).

Doreen Orion said...

Thanks, Bella! Thanks, Keey!

But, Kelly - psychiatry puns are committable offenses in 37 states. I'm going to research right now if yours is one.